International Mental Health Conference

The 2017 International Mental Health Conference has been confirmed for 21 – 23 August 2017, at the Conference Centre at Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD. Mark your calendar today with these dates and be apart of this important event.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid

Lyndon with the support of Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, will deliver free drug and alcohol training workshops in the Hunter, New England, and Central Coast regions from September to November 2017.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid is a tailored 1 day workshop that delivers up-to-date, essential, evidence based information about drug & alcohol misuse, effects and treatment options. The workshop is suitable for community organisations, service providers, and community members. Follow the link for locations and dates.

Trek for Respect

White Ribbon have put the call out for anyone wishing to experience an adventure-of-a-lifetime to trek the iconic Larapinta Trail from the Old Telegraph Station in Alice Springs to the top of Mount Sonder, to raise vital funds to strengthen education for young people to prevent violence against women. The trek will take place from the 15th – 21st September 2017 so you have a year to prepare.

The Trek for Respect aims to create a nation that respects women. By joining us on this week-long challenge, you will raise money to support White Ribbon projects aimed at young men, providing them with the knowledge and understanding to stop violence against women in their community and beyond.

For more information, follow this link


The Emerald Charity Ball

The Emerald Charity Ball is an annual event organised by Danny Phillips, an inspiring young person from the Maitland area. Held for it’s third year at Club Maitland City in The Ruby Room, the night will be filled with great performances a door prize and raffle

The dress code is smart/casual

This year the events proceeds will be donated to Samaritans Youth Homelessness Services

Tickets are either $20 for just entry or $50 for entry and a 2 course meal.

To book, follow this link.

Tough Conversations in Child Protection


Tough Conversations in child protection is a one-day course for child protection professionals and family workers to help them to hold the often-challenging conversations had with parents in child protection.

The origin of these child protection workshops arose from a similar series of workshops already being held nationally for school principals.

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Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia National Conference

We live in times of complex and constant change. We are more interconnected- economically, environmentally, politically, socially – than ever before. We also face challenges that are global in scale and complexity. Young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia are impacted by these global trends at multiple levels.

The 2017 MYAN Conference will consider the experiences of young people in the context of current global challenges and explore how research, policy and practice can best respond into the future.  Exploring the themes ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Education to Work’ and ‘Social Cohesion’, this two-day event will bring together international an local policy-makers , practitioners, young people, academics and the business sector.

We hope the conference brings us one step closer to developing forward-looking, evidence-based strategic directions for research, policy and practice- helping young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds thrive over coming decades. 23rd – 24th Nov 2017, Melbourne. Click here to register.